JFK - MARY GIFFORD PINCHOT - CONSPIRACY

At the turn of the twentieth century, Gifford Pinchot was one of America’s leading advocates of environmental conservation. Born into wealth and endowed with imagination and a love of nature, he shared his money, possessions and intellect to further the…

I HATE WINTER

I have a confession to make. I have never been a big fan of winter. I have always preferred the warmth and greenery of summer, especially for hiking. That is, until I purchased my first snowshoes. I discovered that hiking…

Winter Wonderland Happy Holidays

“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” the great traditional Christmas classic was written by Richard Smith, a native of Honesdale, PA. He was inspired to pen the lyrics after a snowfall blanketed Central Park. Smith had written the lyrics while in…

November is a time for Thankfulness

The name Pocono is derived from a Delaware Indian word (pohoqualin), which means “stream between mountains” in reference to the Delaware River. Ironically, that which divides us also unites us. The Delaware River basin has attracted big business from coal,…

ACORNS DANCE WHILE COLORS EXPLODE…

  The Days Grow Shorter as We Welcome Autumn  It seems all the elements are in alignment for an extraordinary display of color this fall. This is the time of the year that is truly a gift to those of…

SHOHOLA GLEN HOTEL - ROHMAN'S

In Shohola – which is the native word for Place of Peace – you’ll find Rohman’s Bar and Grill. Once called the Shohola Glen Hotel, Rohmans Inn was established in 1849. A favorite destination for New York City dwellers, a round…

HARRY PACKER MUSEUM INSPIRES WALT DISNEY’S HAUNTED MANSION

  Is it true that the Harry Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Haunted Mansion?  Here is a photo of the mansions side by side. Hmmmmmm, maybe the Disney designer was inspired by the Harry…

VISIONARIES ~ People with the passion to bring ideas to life.

  I love people with Vision and, more than just having Vision, having the passion to bring it to fruition.  I’m sure there are many amazing people doing extraordinary things in our community.  But, here are a few that I…

A Sojourn for the Soul

  I had heard about the Delaware River Sojourn for years and thought that maybe one day I’ll look into it. I had the impression that it was a grueling effort to canoe or kayak the river over a long…

Beach Lake Fabulous Foodie Favs

  Life in the Pocono Mountains offers a plethora of farm fresh foods. Two of my favorite foodie finds happen to be located near each other… Calkins Creamery & Farm and Beach Lake Bakery. Beach Lake Bakery (formerly Beach Lake…